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Award-winning portable oxygen concentrator enters fastest growing Asian market

– Ball Ground, GA (April 29, 2020) – CAIRE Inc.’s strong portfolio of oxygen therapy solutions in China has expanded yet again with the recent release of the award-winning FreeStyle Comfort portable oxygen concentrator.

Credited with pioneering the first portable oxygen concentrator, CAIRE engineers have designed this latest product with an innovative ergonomic, curved shell, and delivery features to ensure oxygen is provided with each breath.

View the FreeStyle Comfort Animation Technology Video with Chinese subtitles

“CAIRE oxygen therapy brands – specifically the FreeStyle series – have long been relied upon to aid individuals suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. The FreeStyle Comfort is an innovative update to a proven brand with clinical enhancements and smart O2 delivery features that will further improve the delivery of oxygen to patients, also benefitting clinicians and caregivers who support their healthcare needs,” said Earl Lawson, President and CEO of CAIRE Inc.

The release of the FreeStyle Comfort in China, available and distributed through the company’s Chengdu facility, meets a critical need of providing oxygen therapy, one of several treatment options, to those individuals suffering from COPD, or other long-term respiratory conditions.

In April of 2018, ScienceDaily published an article regarding Tulane University’s study of the largest group of COPD across age groups in China. Research found that almost 100 million adults have COPD in China with many not aware they have the chronic lung disease.

“The release of the FreeStyle Comfort in China marks an important step in serving this population of people who want to breathe better and enjoy the latest innovation and technologies in a lightweight package,” Lawson added.

This is the third major release of the new portable oxygen concentrator since its official U.S. debut in 2018, which drew top honors from industry peers and publications, and its European release in 2019.

Weighing only 5 lbs., the FreeStyle Comfort offers on-demand oxygen flow and features a uniquely designed ergonomic shape that rests comfortably against the curves of the body. Enhanced proprietary smart oxygen delivery features including CAIRE’s UltraSense technology, which ensures that oxygen is delivered in conjunction with the patient’s breath rate, and autoDOSE, which ensures delivery of oxygen even if no breath is detected, help ensure the clinical efficacy of the product.

Portable oxygen concentrators, operational via battery or electrical power, take ambient air, filter it and then deliver up to 95 percent purified oxygen to the user. This convenience of being able to plug-in and recharge anywhere has contributed to portable oxygen concentrators increasing in popularity as compared with other oxygen modalities like cylinder tanks and liquid oxygen portables which rely on being refilled by a gas supplier.

The device meets FAA guidelines for use on commercial air flights and offers wireless connectivity to CAIRE’s telehealth solution, CAIREview.